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The Common Room / Re: Geneanet trees now coming up as suggestions on Ancestry
« on: Wednesday 27 March 24 18:53 GMT (UK)  »
It's too late to correct all the faults now. There are too many (millions?) of them in ancestry and geneanet trees. Never accept hints as facts. Do your own research.


It's not just hint. Births, deaths, marriages all appear with nary a document or record. What's the point of research if it's undocumented? I can be maddening.

Bedfordshire / Poll Book Query
« on: Thursday 25 January 24 17:58 GMT (UK)  »
I am researching a man, Tom, who was married in London about 1780. I can't find a baptism for him there, however one popped up in Bedfordshire (Dunstable). However unlikely I decided to look further. My fellow had his banns announced on the same day as another man George Christmas and my man Tom signed as a witness on that document. So why the connection? It seems a George Christmas was baptised the same year in Dunstable.

My question is really about the poll book from Bucks, that lists a George Christmas (he had a brother William the father of young George.

Con someone explain why a poll book from Bucks lists someone as living (?) in Dunstable. Here's a clip of the book.

Europe / Re: Yet another certificate in German
« on: Sunday 19 November 23 23:42 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you so much!! Iím grateful.

Europe / Re: Yet another certificate in German
« on: Sunday 19 November 23 22:06 GMT (UK)  »
A different certificate = but I'm hoping this poor reproduction could enable someone like davecapp[s to identify  something more than just the names on this Moravian baptismal record for my gr great grandmother Catherine White.

Roscommon / Re: Davis of Roscommon
« on: Sunday 11 June 23 19:10 BST (UK)  »
Thank you. My Davises were decidedly Protestant, alas. I've come to think my ancestor invented the Roscommon birth, plucking a county out of thin air.

United States of America / Re: Moravians in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
« on: Saturday 08 April 23 21:12 BST (UK)  »
Yes it's interesting that the brothers did not pay tax (in this case) nor did inmates.

United States of America / Re: Moravians in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
« on: Saturday 08 April 23 14:30 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks @oldohiohome and others - a wealth of helpful links and information.

United States of America / Moravians in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
« on: Friday 07 April 23 22:32 BST (UK)  »
I'm taking chance bothering folks here about tax records for 18th c Pennsylvania but here goes:

I have a 1779 Returns of taxes for Warwick Township, Lancaster County which lists a "Brother's House" with a dozen men's names as a group - no tax recorded. Following that list is the word "Inmates" followed by quite a lot of names, among them William White whom, I think may be an ancestor.  I'm certain the Brothers House was Moravian but uncertain about inmates.

Can anyone explain what Inmates are? or Freemen" were ?  another term.

Thanks in advance for any clues.

London and Middlesex / Re: London Burial Records Identification
« on: Sunday 19 February 23 19:32 GMT (UK)  »
I think it will probably be H for House, indicating an inmate of the Workhouse, while P would be used for paupers outside the workhouse. Probably two different pots of money would fund these burials.

I donít think it will be an indication of the burial location (as is sometimes found in registers), because at this period I believe everyone was buried in the Paddington Street ground.

Thank you for the kind message - that makes sense in this case. It seemed mysterious.

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